Inubaka: Crazy For Dogs, Volume 1 (Inubaka #1)
When she accepts a job at a pet store, she meets a variety of dogs and owners, each with own quirky personality. What she lacks in
experience, she makes up for with her natural rapport with all things wagging and fluffy!
1. This book is about dogs, any story that happens to take place is accidental.
2. There are more then enough gross out moments, but they aren't always acquainted to humour.
This first volume of Inubaka started strong for me. It seemed set to be a rare manga just about humour, but it didn't have any follow through. It read like it couldn't decide what it wanted to be. It's marketed like Shoujo and has all of the normal trappings for that genre, b ...more
In the middle of the book, the owner of the pet shop got angry at the main character for wanting her dog and his dog to have puppies. He started ran ...more
All alone except for her loyal mutt Lupin, 18-year-old Su ...more
I thought Suguri a good character in that she has a strong personality and well-defined flaws. (I love sufficiently yet realistically flawed characters. They're far more interesting than th ...more
What I find most interesting about the art of this series is the men actually look Asian. The girls still have the standard manga look (and I know why) but manga characters don't often look Japanese or any type of Asian. So I think it's pretty cool they do in ...more
I could definitely do without the fecal focus. And this within the first couple chapters. I hope the "no, she did not just do that..." moments cool off a bit.
First, there's much better manga out there, and much hea ...more
Suguri is a clueless girl from the country who decides to move to Tokyo in an attempt to become more independent. After a series of misadventures, she's offered a place at the pet shop Woofles. But working at the shop brings all new adventures of its own.
This is a really cute book (I love the way all the dogs are illustrated). The characters are interesting and relate-able (for a pet lover, at least). We're eventually introduced to new characters as well as the charact ...more
The story started kind of slow, but of course, this is the be ...more
I found it so refreshing that the author was so blunt from the start - touching on key things like dealing with dog poo and the common issue of families buying a pet dog to change their minds. Quite touching in places... as well as hilarious! Lupin the adorable mongrel is my favourite character!
The art is very easy on the eye and, spea ...more
The renditions of the dogs are much more lifelike than the human characters, but that just adds to the charm of this series. They're just so cute! It's rated for older teens, mostly because of the gratuitous flesh shots and sometimes suggestive themes, like the short shorts and one of her co-workers trying to talk the female lead into working as ...more
I'm trying to get into the aesthetics of it. I have to say, it was easy to get sucked in and the more manga I read, the easier it is to get used to the style.
This is a bit of a strange story. I'm trying to think how I'm going to shelve it because some of the content seems a bit mature for young children.
I'll definitely check out the next volume about a girl who's "craz ...more
True there are poop and pee,but people who have pets will be ok with this (and mangaka did not drew them gross lol).
There are many heart-warming moments in the series. Abandoned dogs and pets, demised dogs, dog healers, etc.
I learnt a lot from the series too,basic dog stuffs and most importantly about adopting dogs in need and importance of spay and neuter. I love dogs and animals even more after reading the s ...more
In each volume, Sugiru meets someone who needs her help, usually because they come into the pet store where she works. Their problems seem to revolve around dogs, but usually they go far deeper than that. While helping them with their dog problems, Sugiru often changes their life in the process.
The episodic nature of the series makes it more en ...more
The dogs are drawn soooo cute in here, it's hard for me to turn the pages sometimes! Good story overall.... poor Rickey! :(
Fairly straightforward feel-good story that starts off slow (no major conflict until about the 10th volume) but picks up later on. Extremely detailed artwork.
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